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CARE started its operations in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1949. Today, CARE Bangladesh amplifies the voices of the poor and the marginalized in ways that influence public opinion, development practices, and policy at all levels by drawing on grassroots experience and relationships with civil society, government, and the private sector.

We have made a long-term commitment to specific marginalized and vulnerable groups to achieve a lasting impact on the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice.

Our Work in Bangladesh

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.


There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.


Poverty is both a cause and consequence of HIV and AIDS.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.


By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Child Nutrition

Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from Bangladesh

Dressing for Success in Bangladesh

Adaptation, Gender and Women’s Empowerment

Why is gender important in climate change adaptation?

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CARE Ready to Respond to Tropical Cyclone Mahasen in Bangladesh and Myanmar

DHAKA/YANGON (May 14, 2013) - As Tropical Cyclone Mahasen moves across the Bay of Bengal towards Bangladesh and Myanmar, the humanitarian organization CARE is ready to provide emergency assistance to affected communities in both countries. The cyclone, which is gathering strength, is expected to make landfall near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border on Thursday morning, bringing with it heavy rain and damaging winds.

CARE's response teams in Bangladesh and Myanmar are closely coordinating with the relevant government authorities, inter-agency teams and United Nations...

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Humanitarian Implications of Climate Change

Mapping Emerging Trends and Risk Hotspots

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Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis Handbook

CARE’s approach to climate change adaptation is grounded in the knowledge that people must be empowered to transform and secure their rights and livelihoods.

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CARE Tackles Vulnerability to Climate Change

Adaptation to climate change is critical to sustainable development and will require action across multiple sectors at all levels. Poor households must be supported to adopt resilient livelihood strategies.

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Annual Report: Window of Opportunity

We are beginning to see the results of our efforts in promoting, protecting and supporting optimal infant and young child feeding.

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Fighting Child Malnutrition: The Investment of a Lifetime

Among the most persistent challenges facing Bangladesh is child malnutrition.

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Innovation Through Sport: Promoting Leaders, Empowering Youth

The Innovation through Sport project uses the "convening power of sports" to minimize the effects of poverty and social injustice on marginalized youth.

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Field Notes: Celebrating International Day of the Girl

As we celebrate International Day of the Girl, we can’t help remind ourselves of our own childhood.

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Girls’ Leadership Development in Action: CARE’s Experience from the Field

We believe that the greatest obstacle to girls’ education is the low social status in which girls are held.

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